COMMUNITY BOWL #2
On 6th September 2009 during the local event known as “Birkastans Dag” we opened our workshop at MADE BY: and invited passers-by to help make our Community Bowl #2. MADE BY: provided the material, the hammer and posted simple instructions for those interested in taking part. After 5 hours of continuous hammering 129 people had finished the piece.
What they had done was make a tangible connection to one and other; they had created a community around a physical object.
129 people who were brought together by chance made the Community Bowl #2. This however does not make them a completely random group. The CB#2 community is a cross-section of local residents, their friends and relatives, and they are a reflection of the neighbourhood in which the bowl was made. These people took part in our project for fun, without payment to make an object that in itself is widely used to symbolise a community or closed society.